A firm, sculpted buttocks is often associated with youth, health, and aesthetic quality. For those with stubborn fat buildup in the buttocks and thighs, a more shapely buttocks can feel impossible to achieve, especially when diet and exercise prove ineffective. Certain cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction or a Brazilian butt lift with fat transfer, can be helpful for this purpose – but what are the options for patients who are not interested in surgery?
For many such patients, the answer has come in the form of CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment that destroys fat cells by freezing them (a process known as “cryolipolysis”). CoolSculpting can reduce up to 25% of fat in several trouble areas, including the abdomen, arms, flanks, and hips. We have successfully used CoolSculpting in the lower half of the body to sculpt and/or accentuate the buttocks, yielding successful results in a quick, relatively painless procedure.
During CoolSculpting, an applicator is used on the treatment area to cool the fat cells, which freeze and eventually disintegrate in response. In the weeks following, your body will naturally shed the destroyed fat cells, with the full breadth of results showing in around two months. The procedure generally requires no downtime, and although some side effects (e.g. redness, tenderness, and swelling) are normal, they are typically mild and easily treatable.
When addressing the buttocks with CoolSculpting, we usually use one of these two strategies:
- Directly applying CoolSculpting treatment to the buttocks
- Using CoolSculpting to contour the thighs, thereby accentuating the buttocks’ shape
While these have been effective in creating a more toned quality in the buttocks, we understand that everyone’s body has its own unique shape, which is why we may recommend combining techniques and/or targeted areas to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Furthermore, CoolSculpting has impressed many of our patients with its long-lasting effects.
If you are interested in CoolSculpting, contact us at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery today.